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Release: Aug. 25, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY: UI to hold annual deeded body memorial service

Iowa City, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will hold its annual memorial service for those individuals who donated their bodies to science at the UI during the past year at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., Iowa City (in the event of inclement weather, the service will begin at 1:30 p.m. and take place in Clapp Hall on the UI Campus.)

Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., UI professor and head of anatomy and cell biology; F. Larry Shostrom, Ph.D., director of pastoral services at the UI Hospitals and Clinics; and designated students who have benefited from the donated bodies will be in attendance

The UI Deeded Body Program helps to advance the understanding of medicine and the study of the human body. More than 500 UI students in many disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing and athletic training, as well as international physicians, benefit greatly from these donations.

The UI has been holding its annual memorial service since 1972. The event is meant to honor donors who gave themselves to the cause of medicine, as well as help bring closure to family and friends.

This year, 65 donors will be interred at the UI’s memorial site at Oakland Cemetery. Many other donors’ remains were returned to their families at their request.

For more information about the UI Deeded Body Program, call (319) 335-7762.